Lawrence Lezotte

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2009 Laureate

Chief Executive Officer, National Education Consultant Effective Schools Productions, Ltd., Okemos, Michigan

Lawrence Lezotte, Ph.D., has devoted his career to helping schools educate all students. He is the chief executive officer and national education consultant for Effective School Products, Ltd. Lezotte is known as the preeminent spokesperson for continuous school improvement based on effective schools research. The overwhelming majority of educators agree that the system-in-place, known as the school, was never designed to teach all students a high standard curriculum successfully. These same educators have made efforts to improve the achievement of students, generally without changing the system. Now it is time for leaders to inspire colleagues to redesign the system and reset the culture if we are to advance on the “learning for all” mission.

Nominated by:  V. Sue Cleveland

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